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18 Times The Midwest Ruined Your Life

Like the sting of winter on your face.

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1. Having to use Walmart as a landmark.

"Once you hit the Walmart, drive straight for about 10 minutes and then you're there."
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"Once you hit the Walmart, drive straight for about 10 minutes and then you're there."

2. Not being able to do your hair in the summer.

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And dealing with the fact that your face is melting.

3. Only knowing if you've entered another town by the water tower.

You can always count on a water tower when you get lost.
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You can always count on a water tower when you get lost.

4. Realizing this is the extent of your perfume and footwear choices in the summer.

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At least flip flops come in different colors.

5. Having to get up early to scrape your car in the winter (and sometimes in the Spring, if winter decides to stick around that long).

And leaving late because you were scraping it again.
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And leaving late because you were scraping it again.

6. Being the only twentysomething who doesn't have a kid yet.

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Your friends are helping prepare you for parenthood.

7. Looking at tomorrow's forecast.

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Why is life so unfair?

8. Running into a patch of these evil things.

Especially when they make it through your socks.
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Especially when they make it through your socks.

9. Getting weird looks when you say you don't feel like eating meat.

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And then having people ask you why you're trying to be so West Coast.

10. Realizing you've got chiggers.

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Just saying the word gives you the chills.

11. Freaking out over paying more than $800 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Never mind the fact that a place like this would cost more than $1,500 in Los Angeles...
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Never mind the fact that a place like this would cost more than $1,500 in Los Angeles...

12. Getting stuck behind a tractor when you're already running late.

And not being able to pass them because it's impossible to see around the tires.
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And not being able to pass them because it's impossible to see around the tires.

13. Feeling those allergies.

They're the worst.
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They're the worst.

14. Having to drive super cautiously so you don't hit a deer.

No matter the season or time of day.
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No matter the season or time of day.

15. Never being able to escape mosquitoes.

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EVER.

16. Trying to find a radio station that isn't country.

But at least you have these guys to keep you entertained.
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But at least you have these guys to keep you entertained.

17. Having to worry about actual tornadoes.

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And also worrying about your friends who love to chase them.

18. And having to explain that you call it pop, not soda.

Who cares what it's called? It's damn delicious.
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Who cares what it's called? It's damn delicious.

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